DIdn't want to say earlier because its not good opsec to advertise on the internet that you'll be out of state for a week, but we had a family get together in Estes Park CO, then ran up to Fort Laramie, WY for the eclipse. Had totally clear sky for the eclipse, and some smoky haze from western WY wildfires that during totality, the 360 degree mid day sunset effect was pretty spectacular.
Rental car company gave me a Dodge Journey, which I mention since this is a car forum. Had an incredibly feeble 4 cylinder, my Vibe would have handled the rockies better. Visibility out the rear was poor, and something about the dash/windshield set up put a lot of reflected glare whenever driving anywhere near towards the sun. However, it rode smooth and quiet, very little road or wind noise, even on WY's 80 mph highways
Ran up north WY some through Thunder Basin, can drive for what seems like hours without seeing a single tree. I miss green when I'm out there, makes home seem like a rainforest.
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